Team Hill honors top scientists, engineers, technicians

SE&TM Awards. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Kent Bingham)

(U.S. Air Force graphic by Kent Bingham)

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah --

The 15th Annual Team Hill Science, Engineering and Technical Management Awards Ceremony was held Feb. 22 at the Hill Aerospace Museum.

The ceremony recognized the installation’s technical workforce outstanding performers for 2017.

"Through dedication, expertise and hard work, the science and engineering community helps turn our warfighters into superheroes so that they can accomplish the mission and return safely to their families," said Col. Jeff Kwok, Engineering and Technical Management deputy director at Hill AFB.

Award winners by organization:

AFLCMC/WWU

F-22 Gun Team (Mark DeFazio, Robert McGill, Courtney Quinn, Jeff Crisp, Joseph
Nelson, Mark McMullan, Scott Digiacomo, Bradley Fobear an Byron Johnson), Team Award.

AFNWC/NI

2nd Lt. Brian Gatzke, Junior Military Scientist/Engineer; Jeff Cook, Junior Civilian Scientist/Engineer; David Parker, Mid-Career Civilian Scientist/Engineer; Robert Lindsay, Senior Civilian Scientist/Engineer; Kevin Anderson, Chief Engineer; Lt. Col. Chad Searle, Technical Management; John Pulver, Career Achievement; Christine Fukuda, Support Award; Stephanie Los-Trimble, Gen. Lester L. Lyles Award; Bryan Swan, Gen. James Ferguson Engineering Award; GBSD Source Selection Team (Col. Heath Collins, Jeremy Bodin, Jeffrey Boulware, Kevin Cutler, Corey Davis, Lyle Davis, Mark Elkins, Kyle Fox, Ryan Hale, Lt. Col. Joseph Hank, George Harting, Stephen Huve, Daniel Jones, Joseph Landon, Nicholas Maughan, Brooke McNally, Marinela Meguro, Ashley Meibos, Daniel Morin, Roald Peterson, Roy Ramey, Jamie Veglia and Maj. Marcus Wells), Technical Management Team; Alan Sandstrom, Technical Leadership; Lynn Silver, Mentor; J. Brett Wells, Frederick T. Rall Jr. Lifetime Achievement; and ARTS-V2 Source Selection Team (Maj. Paul Portillo, Carma Cooper, Britton Hayden, Capt. Samantha Sanders, Patrick Nobel, Kelly Moore, Jeff Hockett, 2nd Lt. Michael Asselta, Cory Hansen, Connie Hadfield, 2nd Lt. Jerry Bickett, Zach Williams, Brent Harm, Adam Dishong, Van Huynh, Jeff Blankinship, Lorin Jeppsen, Quinn Thomson, Saeed Emadi, Daniel Santiago, Jeremy Larson, Dave Gallegos, John Paul Johnston, Larry Carver and Shane Rasband), Engineering Team.

AFLCMC/WWA

Capt. Caleb Murphy, Junior Military Engineer; David Slater, Junior Civilian Engineer; G. Trevor Jones, Senior Civilian Engineer; Kurt Henderson, Technical Management; Christopher McLaughlin, Engineering Technician; Jerome Jenkins, Gen. Lester L. Lyles Award; and Danny Anderson, A-10 Division Special Recognition.

309 MMXG

Arlina Finster, Junior Civilian Scientist/Engineer; Clair Condie, Senior Civilian Scientist/Engineer; and Minuteman Aging and Surveillance Program – Propellant Lab (Brad Johnson, Buffi Tuttle, Dennis Didericksen, Talia Best, Evan Lunt, John Hubenthal, Cody Bearce and Chris Weiss), Technical Management Team Award.

309 MXSG

Guy Whalen, Group Senior Scientist; Aaron Erickson, Group Junior Scientist; and Stan Oki,
Scientific Notable Achievement.

309 SMXG

Jenny Tayler, Junior Civilian Scientist/Engineer; Troy Oram, Senior Civilian Scientist/Engineer; Andrew Williams, AFSC Software Enterprise Award; Brent VanDerMeide, Mid-Career Civilian Scientist/Engineer; Mark Cain, Critical Engineer Position; Jared Richins, Technical Management; Colleen Payne, Engineering Technician; Kyle Roosendaal, Career Achievement; Nathan May, Support Award; Aaron Mancil, General James Ferguson Engineering Award; Casaundra Unguren, General Lester L. Lyles Award; Mark Erickson, Outstanding Scientist Educator; Jeffrey Brady, Harold Brown Award; A-10 Program Team (Bruce Lehr, Jacob Leder, Jeffrey Jones, Michael McMichael, Doug Daines, Scott Sorenson, Steve Philpot and Keven Anderson), General Bernard P. Randolph Engineering Team Award; F-16 Block 50 Operational Flight Program Management Team (Christian Barton, Timothy Plaizier, Daniel Gillespie, Karen Vanfleet, James Stoddard, Russell Grover, Richard Fitzgerald, Levi Barton, Thomas Booth, Donald White, Donald Green, Khanh Mai, Andrew Landoch, Stephen Sieb, John Rimington and Michael Sexton), Outstanding Scientist Team; CAPRE Common API Team (Robert Hyer, Richard Dunkley, Laurence, Crane, Michael Chambers, Tracy Lay, Benjamin Rector, Nicholas Rudh, Phillip Hodgman, Jeffrey Rigley and Tyler Hutchison, Technical Management Team; and SMXG Database Team (Peggy Milos, Doug Zimmerman, Kim Phan, Anthony Sparrow, Todd Poulson, Andrew Williams, James Lisonbee and Thomas Manolis), OO-ALC Certificate of Achievement.

748 SCMG

Capt. Torin Quick, Junior Military Engineer; Jeffrey Naylor, Junior Civilian Engineer; Tosh Farr, Mid-Career Civilian Engineer; Reed Merkley, Senior Civilian Engineer; Spencer Terry, Critical Engineering Position; Andrew Clark, Technical Management; Chad Hogan, Career Achievement; David Sanborn, Gen. James Ferguson Engineering Award; Capt. Micah Hignight, Capt. Roland R. Obenland Engineering Memorial Award; James Humpherys, Dr. Paul G. Kaminski Most Promising Systems Engineer; ATLAS (Ron Montgomery, Chad Hogan, Brad Martin, Dave Frederick, Michael Schow, Michael Blommer, Brian Fowers, Reed Merkley, Jared Butterfield, Steve Thorne, Egan Wheeler, Andrew Clark, Robert Young and Dan Christenson), Technical Management Team; and Power Systems Program Management Team (Tyrell Philpott, Spencer Terry, Michael Garner, Terra Clarke, Angelina Kellett, Kelly Adams, Matthew Adams, Lance Moss, Tosh Farr, Vance Bowman, Tyler Perry and Daniel Newquist), General Bernard P. Randolph Engineering Team Award.

AFLCMC/HBZ

2nd Lt. Jerry Bickett. Junior Military Engineer; Maj. Klayton Bobsein, Mid-Career Military Engineer; Constance Hadfield, Technical Management; Britton Hayden, Chief Engineer; Mark Lynch, Engineering Technician; Michael Tolman, Junior Civilian Scientist/Engineer; Todd Moore, Mid-Career Civilian Scientist/Engineer; and Tim Perkins, Senior Civilian Scientist/Engineer.

AFSC/EN

Trent Tholen, Civilian STEM Volunteer of the Year; 2nd Lt. Timothy Nguyen, Military STEM Volunteer of the Year; Paul Stout, AFMC STEM Outreach Champion; and Norm LeClair, Career Achievement.

DIRECTOR’S CHOICE AWARDS

David Sanborn, 748 SCMG; Britton Hayden, AFLCMC/HBZ; G. Trevor Jones, AFLCMC/WWA; and Robert Watson, AFNWC/NI.